FireCompass Raised $7M, VulnCheck Got $3.2M, and More Boston Tech News

Catch up on the Boston tech news you may have missed last week.
Written by Jeff Rumage
February 13, 2023Updated: February 13, 2023
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Last week, Built In Boston kicked off our quarterly Future 5 series highlighting unique early-stage tech companies in Boston. This week, we featured workspace app Tangle. We are always on the lookout for stories about interesting tech companies so feel free to share any recommendations you might have for the series by emailing us at [email protected]. In the meantime, let’s catch up on the Boston tech news you might have missed last week.

FireCompass raised $7M. This Boston-based cybersecurity startup has developed technology that can identify an organization’s security weaknesses by mimicking hackers. The SaaS platform launches safe attacks to identify attack paths that could be exploited by a cyber attack. FireCompass will use this new capital to hire and scale its operations across the U.S. and internationally. [FireCompass]

Boston Tech Quote of the Week

“None of these tools that people are using today were built for remote collaboration. They’re built for meetings, which is fine, but then we’re just leveraging an entire day’s worth of culture within a toolset that was meant for single-channel meetings.” — Alex Schwartz, co-founder of Tangle

Tangle was featured in the Built In Future 5 series. Our series about innovative early-stage tech companies kicked off with an article about Tangle, a virtual reality workspace designed to be left on throughout the day. Team members get their own room within the virtual space, and they can leave their door open if they want to share their audio and listen to their co-workers’ audio. Tangle, which has built-in video functionality, encourages users to create their own virtual reality avatars using hundreds of different face shapes, hairstyles and clothing options. [Built In Boston]

VulnCheck secured $3.2M. The Boston-based cybersecurity startup helps large enterprises, government agencies and other cybersecurity companies prioritize the cyber vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited. VulnCheck said it would use its newfound seed money to bolster its product and double its team. [Built In Boston]

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